Passion for the Finer Details

2011-09-11 20:00:00 -0400

Wow, you can’t ask for a better review than this one below by our customer Chris Ostmo in the Mac App Store, reviewing Strip for OS X. We don’t normally highlight reviews, but this one is exceptional, especially the contrast he draws between Strip and our competition. We’re a stubborn shop—we do things at our own pace, we try not to be everything to everyone right out of the gate, and that means we’re not a perfect fit for everyone. Thanks, Chris!

If you care about the security of your information, this [is] THE password manager to get. Period.I was a die-hard user of STRIP for Palm, but had been more or less forced to settle for other options in the transition to Windows mobile, and then iOS. I had not switched back to STRIP until very recently due to the lack of a Mac Desktop application. I probably wouldn't have switched back if it weren't for the fact that the competition -- although prettier to look at -- is riddled with bugs and various annoyances. Besides that, the other companies seem to be very arrogant and give off an attitude that tells me that they view their customers as a nuisance. SplashID and 1Password are the solutions that I gave a serious run at being my password manager of choice -- having purchased and used each on my desktop and iOS devices for many months. If there is any negative in switching to STRIP, it's that it isn't quite as pretty as the others. Putting that aside, Zetetic writes killer software. What they write, it is obvious that they write well, and their passion for the finer details of what it takes to have the ultimate in function is apparent in their writing about the details of the technology that their programs use in their company literature and blogs.Case in point: The "Shake-N-Make" password generator in [STRIP for] iOS uses your device accelerometer to add environmental variables for entropy to the random number generator when passwords are generated. In short, if you want anything that approaches real randomness from a computing device, this is it.If your primary concern is eye candy, this may not be the one for you. If you want great software written by a company that has an expressed passion for having the most secure and functional password manager, look no further -- STRIP is for you.

To the very many of you who’ve taken the time to leave us ratings and reviews for Strip in the iTunes and Mac App Stores, we really appreciate it. It means a lot to us, as the reviews not only help us to see how well (or not) the apps are doing, but they also help to increase the number of people who are willing to give Strip a shot and that helps to further fund development of Strip for Windows, OS X, and iOS.

For those of you who made it this far down the post, a bit of insider info: we’ve begun development of the Android port of Strip in earnest! We’ve no more info about it at this point in time, but we’re working on it.

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